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Rumour: IGN gives GoW III 10/10 in leaked score

Thursday, 4th March 2010 08:03 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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If this screengrab is correct, IGN’s going to be giving God of War III a straight 10.

The image doesn’t show the full review, and was apparently grabbed after the site accidentally put the score live. If true, this will be the first full-mark review IGN’s given since Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots back in 2008.

The score’s been pulled from the game’s listing page.

Bear in mind this is about as difficult to fake as a common cold, so don’t go getting your “10/10″ tattoos just yet.

It’s not the first time IGN has done this. The US review score for Modern Warfare 2 leaked before release, showing the game got a 9.5. The site went on to say it was fake, but once the review went live it showed the exact score was 9.5.

The embargo for all God of War III reviews is Monday at 5.00pm GMT. The game launches on March 16 in the US and March 19 in the UK for PS3.

Thanks, TSA.

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  1. Isuru86

    SexyTime !!!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Eregol

    From the demo I would say it’s not worth 10/10.
    A 9 yes, but not 10.
    But hey ho, if that’s what they think, then they’re more than entitled to it.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Its a demo and from what i saw demo is not the real version of God Of War 3. Probably alpha version.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Eregol

    That is plainly obvious.
    A demo gives you an idea of the game itself, but not the full product. Yes it has issues, but the main bulk is there to see.
    I liked the demo, I have the game on pre-order. I was going to buy the game with or without it.
    But like all previous GoWs it will have it’s issues. So, a 10? I don’t think so.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    i think ign do it on purpose, mw2 and gow3….wheres the leaked reviews of dark void and deadly premonition?

    @2 yeah i know what you mean, i haven’t played the demo or watched any trailers, but from the two blurry screenshots i’ve seen, i think it deserves an 8/10 ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Have they ever given a straight 10.0 to a game before? I don’t recall that ever happening in the past.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Yeah, to MGS4.

    EDIT: oh wait no, for some reason doing a search on IGN shows it having an IGN Score of 10 but when you actually click on it its 9.9.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Herlock

    @2
    The demo is not the final game, check just 1mn of gameplay yu understand.
    Spoiler > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO-tIyF7UXo

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    They’ve given a whole batch of games 10s.

    GTA IV a couple of years ago was the first since SoulCaliber ten years earlier.

    MGS4 was the last game to get a 10.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DJ Deathstar

    I don’t really count ign reviews nowadays, most of the reviews are written poorly and most of their high scores are reserved for whatever their hyping, that 8.9 review of bfbc2 the other day goes to show that

    #10 4 years ago
  11. McLovin85

    The demo is around 8 month old game code (it was the E3 2009 demo) so judging it on that alone is not the best idea since they have had ages to polish and improve the game.
    It’s frightening to think what they have done to the game if it looked that good in the demo.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dannybuoy

    10 or not 10 I’m still buyin

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Bulk Slash

    I believe the review process at IGN is to check the game boots up, assign a random score between 7 and 10 (based on how much ad revenue the publisher is supplying) and then go off to another bikini photo shoot.

    I’ll wait for Eurogamer’s review, I seem to agree with most of their reviews these days (except for AvP).

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dannybuoy

    Is anyone seriously going to not buy this game if someone gives it 8/10? The only thing that review scores seem to do on the internets is cause fanboy ranting. General consumers probbaly don’t even read reviews. If they like the look of something, they buy it. I bet Edge gives it a 7 ;-)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. polygem

    @10. dj deathstar: you think 8.9 is over- or underrated for bfbc2…? i think it´s a great game and something 9ish for sure but 8.9 is also a score i can accept eventhough it´s not fair compared to those hyped 9.5 mw2 got…

    #15 4 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Not a 10 out of 10 until I say so!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DJ Deathstar

    Yeah i meant underrated, with ign bumming mw2 at every possible chance and reading that BFBC2 review its like their not willing to accept that its as good as, if not better than mw2

    #17 4 years ago
  18. themadjock

    Can’t wait much longer. I have the Friday and Monday off work to play through this bad boy for the 1st time. No doubt subsequent playthroughs required for trophy hunting.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. polygem

    @17. absolutely agree

    #19 4 years ago
  20. polygem

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I can’t belive people are claiming you can judge a game based on it’s demo here…

    Anyway, Naughty Dogs President Evan Wells finished GOW3 and calls it “stunning”.

    http://twitter.com/evan_wells/status/9932723661

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Hunam

    “I can’t belive people are claiming you can judge a game based on it’s demo here…”

    Erm… That’s the entire point of making a demo!!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Michael O’Connor

    “I can’t belive people are claiming you can judge a game based on it’s demo here…”

    After playing the demo, and then having seen a gameplay video that makes it plainly obvious that all the problems that exist in the demo are still in the finished game… this game is barely worth a 6.

    Don’t worry, I’ll *rent* the full game just to find out for myself. But I’m not holding my breath.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I understand the point of making a demo. When I say “judge” i meant “rate” or “score”. You can’t rate a game based on a demo. That’s like rating a movie based on the trailer. Common sense really…

    Play the complete, finshed version, then we can talk. Until then, your comments are pointless.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. mington

    i just played a game of Chinese whispers and the games a 4 out of 10 alright end of!!!!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. mington

    Kratos has two legs
    i have two legs
    the game gets a 3/10

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Michael O’Connor

    “You can’t rate a game based on a demo.”

    You can if the core mechanics are absolutely atrocious and exactly the same as they will be in the full game.

    “That’s like rating a movie based on the trailer.”

    If the trailer shows an utterly generic concept with terrible acting and horrendous special effects? Yes you can.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    LMAO @26.

    LMAO @27.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    I don’t need to *watch* Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus to know that it’s an absolutely terrible movie. The trailer games that much away.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    You might as well be saying…

    “I don’t need to play Uncharted 2 to know that it’s a fantastic game”.

    Get it Michael? Ummm…..yes you do.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. mington

    i was born

    the game gets 2/10

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    “You might as well be saying…

    “I don’t need to play Uncharted 2 to know that it’s a fantastic game””

    No, I don’t. The core mechanics are in the demo of God of War 3 are atrocious. And the core mechanics are exactly the same in the final game as they are in the demo. I can confirm this myself simply from seeing gameplay videos of the *final* product.

    A game can look as epic as it wants, but if the *core mechanics* don’t even work, it doesn’t matter.

    In the unlikely event that the product that eventually gets in our hand doesn’t suffer from the same god-awful problems that exists with the mechanics in the demo, I will obviously re-evaluate my assessment of the game.

    It’s amazing how butt-hurt people are getting over my *opinions*.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. mington

    after you played the demo if you knew the “*core mechanics* don’t even work” and are atrocious. you should’ve sent sony an email, you could’ve saved a lot of people a lot of time and money

    man! theres gonna be a lot of eggs on a lot peoples faces come March 16

    or will that be one egg on one persons face

    there’s opinions and then there’s preaching

    #33 4 years ago
  34. pleasant_cabbage

    What were those problems MO’C? Not sniping or anything, just haven’t played the demo…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. The Hindle

    Its a good score IGN rarely hand out perfect scores these days. They are keeping a lot to thier chest so to say if its crap based of the demo is a bit stupid. If you dont like these kind of games then this wont sell you its as simple as that.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. mington

    i don’t like gravy, but i don’t shout in my nan’s face about it

    #36 4 years ago
  37. DaMan

    @21 Dr.G, Jack Tretton just finished GoW3. his opinion is that the game is brilliant.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. The Hindle

    What i dont get is if people dont like GOW why are they commenting on a story involving GOW a poor attempt at flaming MOC.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Michael O’Connor

    Why the hell would I email Sony just because *I* don’t like the mechanics of the game? It’s not my job to dictate what a company must be. *I* think the game is terrible from what I’ve played and what I’ve seen.

    Someone argued that I do not need to play the full game to make my assessment. I simply pointed out that when the problem that causes me to have such a low impression of the game exists in both the demo and the final product, then yes I do.

    An observation they refuse to acknowledge or comment on. If they don’t actually want to discuss it, then why continue responding to my points? How about they discuss the *issue* instead of resorting to cheap insults to try and justify their unwillingness to argue the point?

    I would not have even continued responding if people hadn’t chosen to argue my opinion.

    What’s that saying again?

    “I’ll criticise your opinion, but I’ll never criticise your right to have it.”

    “What i dont get is if people dont like GOW why are they commenting on a story involving GOW a poor attempt at flaming MOC.”

    Having an opinion on something is not flaming, my good man. People are allowed to have negative opinions on things, and they have *all* the right to express it.

    “If you don’t like it, shut up,” is the most juvenile attitude in the world that anyone can possess.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Michael O’Connors right everyone. The core mechanics in GOW3 are atrocious, don’t even work, and the game really does have absolutely horendous special effects. We’ve never played the final game mind you, but when did that ever matter.. 5/10 (barely worth a 6 he stated) good attempt Sony! Thanks for setting the record straight Michael – you’re brilliance is blinding!

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Michael O’Connor

    @ pleasent_cabbage

    Nice to see you being mature as always. It’s nice to see someone would rather discuss the point instead of simply attacking anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

    There are 3 major problems with the game. Its gonna be a long read, so let me know if you really want to read it first.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Aimless

    Why do you think it’s terrible, Michael?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. The Hindle

    Have you ever actually played a God of war game all the way through MO’C? The combat isnt the whole of the game. You dont like GOW so why are you in a Gow thread just doesnt make sense.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. sennasnit

    let’s all bow down to the gaming fucking guru, jesus fucking christ.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. mington

    “After playing the demo, and then having seen a gameplay video that makes it plainly obvious that all the problems that exist in the demo are still in the finished game… this game is barely worth a 6.”

    i think the problem is that this doesn’t read like an opinion, it reads like a statement

    a statement that we are all wrong for enjoying gow games when they are so clearly rubbish right!?

    #45 4 years ago
  46. mington

    don’t worry everyone i have a plan

    we’ll just wait until a game comes along that Michael O’Connor likes, and then we can all have OPINIONS about how terrible the game is

    out of interest, what games do you like?
    /snigger

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    This is why I think it’s terrible.

    1) The combat mechanics are trash. The way in which Kratos moves is floaty and unnatural; the jumping is especially regressive. Kratos himself always feelings like he’s walking on ice.

    Even worse than this, there is absolutely no sense of contact between the way the weapons moves and the way they connect with the enemy. There is no sense of weight or force to the attacks – it feels like you’re attacking things with sting, not giant blades. The enemies are universally unresponsive.

    It’s regressive design. Developers could *just* about get away with that in the PS2 days. Now? Now it looks feels terrible.

    2) From an aesthetic perspective, the game fails miserably. Dante’s Inferno may have generously ripped its concept from God of War, but visually it is a far more atmospheric piece.

    Dante’s Inferno created a morbid and harrowing vision of hell, without pulling any punches. God of War is impossible to appreciate aesthetically because of its over-saturated use of primary colours and cartoony presentation. I find myself cringing at God of War 3′s attempts at graphic violence – it tries too hard, and because everything looks so shiny and plasticine, it’s impossible to take seriously.

    3) The QTE mechanics are also terrible. The buttons you have to press are so utterly random to make it feel like you are having any influence on the scenes on screen, and having the buttons resting on the outer edge of the screen instead of around the area where your eyes are focused (the places you’re meant to be attacking) only disconnects you from them even more.

    All three of these problems exist in the full game. Yes, it *looks* epic, but if it *plays* badly, it doesn’t matter.

    Like I already said, if they somehow manage to fix the utterly broken combat system, then yes, I *will* re-evaluate my opinion of this game once it comes out. Having seen videos of the final build where these problems still persist, I am not keeping my hopes up.

    “Have you ever actually played a God of war game all the way through MO’C? The combat isnt the whole of the game. You dont like GOW so why are you in a Gow thread just doesnt make sense.”

    You mean like the horrible puzzles? The puzzles made God of War II an absolute chore.

    I own, have played, and have completed both of the previous games. Game mechanics have come a *long* way in those few years since then.

    “i think the problem is that this doesn’t read like an opinion, it reads like a statement

    a statement that we are all wrong for enjoying gow games when they are so clearly rubbish right!?”

    No, that’s just how you interpreted it. You took the fact that my opinion was completely polarised to your own and took it as a personal attack, despite the fact there was absolutely nothing in the sentence to indicate as such.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. The Hindle

    So you like Dantes Inferno is this correct? Dantes Inferno is an exact rip off Gow dude.

    Your opinion makes no sense at all man you say God of wars combat system is flawed yet Dantes Inferno has the same combat system yet you praise that game. Its baffling.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Michael O’Connor

    @ The Hindle

    No I didn’t. I said that Dante’s Inferno was *aesthetically* better than God of War 3. I think Dante’s Inferno is pretty poor despite that. I’d give it a 6, *maybe* a 7.

    “out of interest, what games do you like?”

    In the last couple of months alone? Dragon Age, Borderlands, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Demon’s Souls, Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Bayonetta, Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain.

    And I’m expecting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 to be all kinds of awesome.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. DaMan

    now if anyone disses Bayonetta I’ll rip your balls off :)

    #50 4 years ago
  51. mington

    fair

    those games are all awesome :P

    #51 4 years ago
  52. theevilaires

    Bayonetta is shit, a pure DMC rip off. Have not gotten it. Don’t want it. :D until its $30 bucks

    #52 4 years ago
  53. DaMan

    I will find you, hack you and fuck you up real good :)

    #53 4 years ago
  54. The Hindle

    Its clear MO;C you dont like the genre of games Gow exists in. The graphics in Gow are jaw dropping look at GTTV if you want to see how good they look.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Yoshi

    lol obvious its false becos it would say “God of War 3 Review” instead of “God of War 3 Preview”

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Michael O’Connor

    @ mington

    I’m not one to randomly bash on game just for the hell of it. It just so happens that I find *this* game to be atrocious.

    @ theevilaeris

    You mean ignoring the fact that it sets a new standard for sublime controls and risk / reward gameplay, whilst dumping out-dated mechanics like blocking and magic-bar powered super modes?

    Kratos could learn a few things from Bayonetta on how to make a character feel natural.

    @ The Hindle

    I *love* the genre of game God of War exists in. I just think it’s an out-dated and poor example of it now. It was the bench-mark for this kind of thing in the PS2 days, but games have changed quite significantly since then, and God of War 3 feels *exactly* like the PS2 games, just with higher resolution graphics.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. The Hindle

    Funny you mention Bayonetta even Hideo kamiya respects Gow.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Michael O’Connor

    And then he succeeded in kicking Kratos’ ass completely out of the ballpark.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. The Hindle

    In my opinion he didnt, im playing Bayonetta at the moment and its a good game but the game is too silly in its presentation.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. DaMan

    are Hideki and Hideo the same name?

    he said that when commenting on plot presentation, not combat or anything else.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. themadjock

    M O’C I respect your opinion but that’s all it is, your opinion. The rest of us will be all over this game and enjoy it when it comes out.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. The Hindle

    Spelt his name wrong Daman im not sure if its Hideki or Hideo lol.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. Michael O’Connor

    “M O’C I respect your opinion but that’s all it is, your opinion.”

    Never said it was anything more than opinion myself.

    “The rest of us will be all over this game and enjoy it when it comes out.”

    Well, I hope you guys enjoy it. Trust me, I *wish* I could.

    #63 4 years ago